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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    I registered for the CPR class and saw there was a link to the bookstore. However, I couldn't find a textbook listed when I clicked on it. I called the Lincoln bookstore and there *is* a textbook required. It's $16 and available at the front desk. Just an FYI in case anyone couldn't find it online like me.
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    East Side Clinical labs usually are competitively priced. You could call them and ask if they offer a discounted rate for self pay. Just a thought.
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    I've been following these threads without posting for a while, and I have to say the difference I see is that we don't have the same level of anxiety and worry that other's have had. That's due to I_Have_Answers kindly posting here. Once again, I'd like to thank you for cutting through the hearsay and letting us know exactly what is involved in the process. Thank you!
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    Awesome, I just sent a request to join :-)
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    Pros & Con's of baby making while in nursing school.

    I've just been accepted into my program so I'm not in nursing school yet, but I was pregnant with my twins while completing my prereqs (physiology and microbiology) and it, for lack of a better term - SUCKED! Just dragging myself to class was a herculean effort, never mind the nausea and brain fog that comes with pregnancy isn't conducive to the best grades. I actually almost vomited on the blood samples while determining clotting factors during my Phys lab final! I got my lowest grades while in those classes (a b- and b respectively) and that almost kept me out of the running in this pool of applicants. It's taken me almost three years to get back to school. I love my boys and they were a wonderful surprise, but I would have already graduated and been working by now and unlike you I am not in my 20's so I'm really pushing to get this finished. I have a friend that had just started her LPN course when she discovered she was pregnant. She made it through, but my God it was hard taking care of gangrenous feet during clinicals while 3 months pregnant. She also had to hide her pregnancy for as long as she could so they didn't throw her out of the program. So while I can appreciate not wanting to space your children too far apart, you have all the time in the world at 26 to complete your family. Give nursing school the time and attention it deserves.
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    I just registered for the next CPR on 10/10 and it has 13 seats left. It's 8am to 1pm.
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    The deadline for the BCI is the 8th, and it says the 21st for the rest of the health requirements. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I wouldn't sit on any of it, I would think the sooner the better so that if there is a problem it can be corrected by the deadline. I just sent a note to my GP asking for an appointment.
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    I'm so sorry. I know minimum points just depends on what the pool of applicants have for point ranges during that application period. When I went to the nursing information session (which I highly recommend) I was told that under 175 points would be tough to get accepted, but I got in with 171 so it just depends. I would meet with someone in advising and ask them what your next step should be. Good luck, don't give up hope!
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    And now I can do this....Whooooooo exhale! Wait, now I have to make it through the program. I can't breathe again! lol
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    Thank you! I got in Lincoln!
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    Disability: genuinely curious

    Speaking as someone who is the child and sister of people that were/are on disability, I'm amazed that anyone could game the system. My dad had three major back surgeries and was still questioned as to the veracity of his claim. It took forever for him to be approved. Trust me when I tell you, no one worked harder or hated being home more than my dad. Folks would judge him when they would see him pitching balls to my brother and his teammates when the coach ran late, or when they would see our Disney vacation photos. What they didn't see was the two days he spent in bed after an hour of pitching balls to 8 year olds, or the wheelchair he had to use to get around the park. My parents scrimped and saved for years to afford that vacation and he wasn't going to sit in the room while we went out. My sister was always a go-getter. She was working at the bingo hall waiting tables for school clothes at 14, she always worked and hates being stuck in the house. However, since her MS diagnosis and the four back surgeries she has had she can no longer work outside the home. She would give *anything* to be working again, but due to the cognitive and vision deficits caused by the MS she simply isn't able to. Like my dad, some days she is good, so she will overdo it and end up in bed recovering. No one sees those recovery days, so they question whether her diagnosis is actually MS. I guess when she is finally wheelchair bound they will. I wonder whether these people you're encountering have hidden disabilities as well, as it took YEARS of fighting for my dad and sister to be approved to collect disability payments. They were both denied multiple times. Let me reiterate that. My sister, with her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis was denied multiple times and it cost her a fair amount out of pocket in attorney fees and court costs. Both dad and my sister worked for years making very good salaries and therefore, paying their fair share of taxes. They didn't apply out of a sense of entitlement, they *are* entitled to collect that payment. Don't judge what you don't know....
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    Thank you so much I-Have-Answers for taking the time to post here and keeping us updated on the process.
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    I'm still so anxious. I'm just trying to "Give it up to God" so to speak, and figure if I get in great and if I don't there is a reason. Good luck everyone and thanks again to I_have_answers!
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    Thanks so much for the information!
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    Older student....frazzled and unsure!

    I am a first generation college student with a GED and at 44 much older than most students. I took anatomy before I had my twins, so I must have been 41ish? I didn't find study groups helpful at all. What I did use was quizlet and I watched a lot of Dr J's video's on youtube. He is the best anatomy professor and I loved being in his class. Anatomy is really all rote memorization and you need to come up with little tricks and short-cuts like mnemonics to remember everything. Silly little things like..I used to use the phrase "What happens in vagus, stays in vagus" to remember how to tell which nerve was the vagus (if you wiggle it at the bottom it will wiggle at the top because it runs all the way up). The way I would remember the name of sphenoid bone was by noting that it looks like wings..and this is stupid, but Sven from Happy Feet 2 is the one that flies so that is how I remembered that. Here's a link to Dr J's youtube page I hope it helps. You can do this!
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    CCRI Spring 2016 Applicants! Who's with me

    Mine was pulled at 9:34. I think that evaluations are pulled when they run the program to do it. I just hope that it means that we're still in the running if degree evals are still being run.
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